Mada Samawa Rug


Woven by hand, each rug represents age old traditional techniques blended with contemporary Iraqi designs. These small rugs will highlight your foyer or define an area in your room with their unique style.

Certified Fair Trade by the Fair Trade Federation & handcrafted by an Iraqi artisan seeking to build a better life for her or his family.

Mada means carpet in the local Muthanna dialect.

Each rug measures 3’ x 5’ (0.9 x 1.5 m)and hand-woven using traditional techniques in Iraq's southern region. Each rug uses 100% organic sheep's wool sourced from local farmers. To preserve its beauty, stains can be removed with a damp cloth and gentle soap or vacuum. 


Baneen Zamam Ateah lives in Al-Muthanna Province, Iraq.  Through Prosperity Catalyst’s vocational program, she learned traditional rug weaving and was able to join a supportive network of artisan women. After graduation, Baneen led 10 other women in the launch of an artisan rug weaving business, which supports the futures of their families.


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